Wife receiving a divorce letter with a forged signature

Q: I received a divorce letter four months ago in which my husband's signature is mentioned. Now my husband is saying that he did not sign those papers. He lives abroad so he asked his father to process the divorce and his father sent me that letter with his fake signature and sent that divorce letter to me. Now he is saying that our divorce did not take place. Can you please guide me if my divorce happened or not?

A: If he had instructed that the divorce must be written and given on his behalf then the divorce is valid.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)